#1 You Want To Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease can potentially lead to tooth loss and other health issues. Research has shown that many health conditions are linked to poor oral health. During your regular checkup, your dentist will check for any early sign of gum problems. At Michael E. Knauss Family Dentistry, we take prevention steps very seriously. As part of our routine cleaning, our certified experienced hygienist will show you the proper way to brush and floss to keep your teeth and gum healthy.
#2 Your Dentist Can Save Your Life
The National Institutes of Health report that over 30,000 Americans suffer from oral cancer each year. During your regular 6 months check, it is important that you ask your dentist to conduct an oral cancer screening for you. Oral cancer screening is part of our 6 months routine checkup with Dr. Knauss. Oral cancer although can spread very quickly, if detected early and with appropriate treatment it can save your life.
#3 You Don’t Want Bad Breath
Seeing your dentist and dental hygienist twice a year can help prevent many serious dental issues such as tooth decay and gum problems. These issues if not addressed early, can often lead to bad breath and other serious dental and health problems, which can be more expensive to fix. During your routine cleaning, your hygienist will clean your teeth by removing dental plaque and tartar, which are the main cause for bad breath. With a good daily oral hygiene routine, you should be able to keep your teeth and gum healthy until your next 6 months visit.
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